Sweid & Sweid announces Wassim Khayat as Director – Business Development & Investor Relations
Sweid & Sweid is pleased to announce Wassim Khayat as its new Business Development & Investor Relations Director. Wassim joins Sweid & Sweid to lead the business development strategy throughout the MENA region, with a focus on sourcing new investors for the firm’s growing real estate portfolio and institutionalising the investor relations process.
Wassim has a wealth of experience within the Middle East market, having previously held the position of Director of Saudi & GCC Business Development and Client Relations with KSA asset management company SEDCO Capital, and as Managing Director of Investment & Business Development for Dubai-based Saffar Capital.
Announcing the appointment of Wassim, Sweid & Sweid Managing Partner, Maher Sweid, explained: “Wassim will add an exciting new dimension to the business, and will be working alongside our existing investor-base, as well as initiating new opportunities for raising capital to ensure that Sweid & Sweid maintains its position as one of Dubai’s most trusted real estate developers. We’re very excited to welcome Wassim to the team, and I believe the passion and knowledge he demonstrates will be highly valued by our investors and stakeholders.”
Wassim explained more about his role and his reasons for joining up with Sweid & Sweid. “Sweid & Sweid has an impressive track record for sourcing and developing landmark projects in the UAE,” he said. “This track record, coupled with the ambitious US expansion strategy, makes the developer one of the most exciting firms in the market at this moment. I was very keen to be a part of the journey, and I hope to play my part in further establishing the reputation Sweid & Sweid has as the partner of choice for real estate investment and development opportunities, both in the UAE and the US and contribute to the growth and future accomplishments of Sweid & Sweid.”
Since joining, Wassim has quickly become familiar with the dynamic culture and the fast-paced day-to-day running of the business “The key, I believe, is that Sweid & Sweid has a very disciplined approach to real estate investment and development,” he said. “We are very focused on maximizing our investor returns. They remain at the heart of what we do. Combined with the entrepreneurial spirit which flows throughout the company, and a very goal-oriented, young and ambitious leadership with a reputation for success, it is a very inspiring place to be.”